hurricane dorian

‘​Sharpiegate’: Commerce Department Blocks Release of Inspector General’s Report

‘​Sharpiegate’: Commerce Department Blocks Release of Inspector General’s Report

President Trump‘s claim last September that Hurricane Dorian was headed for Alabama’s gulf coast was quickly refuted by employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). An independent investigation found that NOAA’s chief violated the agency’s ethics when he backed Trump’s warning and doctored map that used a Sharpie to alter the storm’s path, […]

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    NOAA Directed Staffers Not to Contradict Trump on Misleading Dorian Claims

    NOAA Directed Staffers Not to Contradict Trump on Misleading Dorian Claims

    Can the U.S. under President Donald Trump still trust government-issued weather reports? That’s the question at the heart of a Saturday report from The Washington Post that leadership at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) directed staff not to contradict Trump’s claims that Hurricane Dorian would impact Alabama. The controversy began Sept. 1 when […]

    5 Dead as Hurricane Dorian Pummels Bahamas

    5 Dead as Hurricane Dorian Pummels Bahamas

    Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, continues to pummel the Bahamas, where it has killed at least five people and destroyed thousands of homes, The New York Times reported. “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy in parts of the northern Bahamas,” Prime Minister Hubert A. Minnis said […]

    Preparing for Hurricanes: 3 Essential Reads

    Preparing for Hurricanes: 3 Essential Reads

    The National Hurricane Center forecast on Aug. 29 that Hurricane Dorian could make landfall this weekend and bring large amounts of rain, strong winds and potential flooding from storm surge. Florida has declared a state of emergency and residents are preparing for what could be a Category 4 hurricane on the state’s Atlantic coast. Here […]